A survival case of invasive thymoma accompanied by acute fulminant myocarditis
Article first published online: 14 SEP 2013
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Respirology Case Reports
Volume 1, Issue 2, pages 36–38, December 2013
How to Cite
Saito, N., Shimizu, K., Kawaishi, M., Araya, J., Nakayama, K. and Kuwano, K. (2013), A survival case of invasive thymoma accompanied by acute fulminant myocarditis. Respirology Case Reports, 1: 36–38. doi: 10.1002/rcr2.6
- Issue published online: 21 NOV 2013
- Article first published online: 14 SEP 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 27 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 22 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Received: 11 JUN 2013
- Acute fulminant myocarditis;
- assisted circulation;
Thymomas are associated with a wide spectrum of autoimmune paraneoplastic diseases. Here we report the case of 31-year-old male with invasive thymoma, myasthenia gravis, polymyositis, and acute fulminant myocarditis that presented with cardiogenic shock requiring intra-aortic balloon pumping and percutaneous cardiopulmonary support. Corticosteroid therapy was effective. To our knowledge, this is the first case of thymoma with acute fulminant cardiomyositis that was successfully treated by assisted circulation and corticosteroids, despite a poor prognosis.